Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

Working on an upgrade soon.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers


Film festival

UFFO announce the Best of Film Festivals annual extravaganza

The UFFO organization has just under 140 international film festivals that have adopted UFFO’s best business practices for film festivals – Membership to UFFO is free to all international festivals large and small. UFFO also help smaller festivals and non-jury festivals with business development and promotion. UFFO also has a free industry magazine being distributed throughout the UFFO festival network and via industry partners. In line with this phenom...

10th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival '2012 | Promo

10th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival '2012 | Promo

DIFF announces opening film

The Durban International Film Festival has announced the selection of Elelwani as the film that will open the curtains on the 33rd edition of South Africa’s largest and longest running film festival. This groundbreaking world premiere takes place on July 19, made possible by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (who was both the first funder of the film, and principal funder of the festival), and the National Film and Video Foundation, a crucial partner  both of  this pioneering p...

The National Screen Institute's Online Short Film Festival has announced their new lineup

The National Screen Institute's Online Short Film Festival has announced their new lineup of short films, selected from a record number of submissions. NSI programs the very best Canadian short films in their online festival that runs year round.  This new group of filmmakers is the first to be eligible for three cash awards: The Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award ($2,500), A&E Short Filmmakers Award ($1,250), and The Bite Comedy Award ($750). The films selecte...

Call for entries for the 5th Annual San Francisco Iranian Film Festival

Call for entries for the 5th Annual San Francisco Iranian Film Festival [September 2012], a showcase for the feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world is open. Deadline: August 1, 2012.  

Festival #20 Takes Producer 'Back to One'

"Covariance" will screen in the main competition of Porto7 International Short Film Festival of Oporto, Portugal from June 13-17, 2012. This is the 20th festival acceptance for the film. Ron de Cana Productions began its short film production career in Porto (and environs) in 2000 with "Mini Driver Project". For more information of Ron de Cana's films, please visit:  ...

19th amfAR gala in Cannes broke another record

The nineteenth annual Cinema Against AIDS,held during the Cannes Film Festival, was a black-tie event featuring a cocktail reception, dinner, and live auction.    Over the years, Cinema Against AIDS has become the most eagerly anticipated and well publicized event held during the Cannes Film Festival.  Cinema Against AIDS is always marked by unforgettable moments like Sharon Stone dancing along to an impromptu performance by Sir Elton John and Ringo Starr, George Clooney bestowin...

Benefit Dinner at the beautiful Villa Nocturne hosted by IEFTA President Marco Orsini

Three talented young Ethiopian Filmmakers just finished a once-in a-lifetime experience when they spent a week in Monte Carlo and at the Cannes Film Festival, attending film screenings and premieres, participating in meetings, workshops, and seminars, and being feted at dinners and parties, and presenting their own work. Filmmakers Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui and Yidnekachew Shumete, are participants of an educ

Young Ethiopian Filmmakers just finished a once-in a-lifetime experience with a trip to Cannes

                Three talented young Ethiopian Filmmakers just finished a once-in a-lifetime experience when they spent a week in Monte Carlo and at the Cannes Film Festival, attending film screenings and premieres, participating in meetings, workshops, and seminars, and being feted at dinners and parties, and presenting their own work. Filmmakers Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui and Yidnekachew...

Operation Kino goes digital with VOD

Ena Dozo from Sarajevo Film Festival, Mira Staleva from Sofia International Film Festival, Andrei Agudaru from Romanian Film Promotion, Cristian Hordila from the International Film Festival in Cluj and Tillman Scheel from Reelport presented the project "Operation Kino" (OK). OK is an initiative of the international film festivals in Sofia  (Sofia Film Festival), Sarajevo (Sarajevo Film Festival), Cluj (Transilvania International Film Festival) and Istanbul (International Ista...

Romantic Getaway

Kino Otok Isola may offer new experience of film reviewing, chill out spirit and direct contact with the audience, celebrating the originality of cinematic language, radical contents or unconventional forms. The picturesque ancient town center of Izola in Slovenia is reborn as a true cinema island with its romantic Manzioli Square, with open cinema at its centre emerges as the festival's main attraction. Its thorough selection of the films and an interesting experience of the open cinema within...


Hello! You´re now welcome to submit your film to the upcoming 14th Norrkoping Film Festival Flimmer. Important dates and entry form is available on our website: Deadline: 25th of July! ___ Flimmer is southeast Sweden's biggest independent film organisation and is based in Norrköping, a former forerunner of the industrial revolution in Sweden. In a city steeped in tradition and history, Flimmer has successfully established itself in two distinct areas. Norrkoping Film festival Flimmer is a favourite in the cinema-goers' calendar in southeast Sweden. The 14th annual festival will take place between 5th and 14th of October this year. Following the huge success of last year's festival, Flimmer will, this year, offer a multitude of films to please anybody who is genuinely interested in cinema. All the films are shown in Norrköping and are screened at times and in venues to maximise your enjoyment. Last year's festival opened with the Swedish film “Stockholm Östra”, the Swedish premieres of “Even the Rain” and Liz Garbus’ “Bobby Fischer Against the World”. The festival also saw the Swedish premieres of “Talihina Sky: the Story of Kings of Leon” and James Gunn’s “Super” as well as shocking yet informative documentaries; animation; short films; Midnight Screenings; and face-to-face interviews with actors, actresses and directors. This year the attempt is not only to maintain the quality and variety of last year’s festival but also to make this year even more memorable. Last year we therefore made the move to Cnema ( ), the new venue for cinema goers in Norrköping and the East Sweden region, where three top modern auditoriums will host this year’s festival screenings. Our open air cinema is the biggest open-air cinema event in Sweden. The Flimmer Utomhusbio visits around 30 places in Sweden between June and September, and is welcoming 40 000 people to the inflatable giant screen. The open air cinema runs between May and September and this year’s programmes include Oscar winners and well-known Swedish titles. The programme is available here in May and each screening is free, although there will be a raffle every evening and donations are gratefully received. Please see our website for further information!

Join the FUN! AUG 3-5, 2012 - 5th Feel Good Film Festival at Laemmle NoHo7 -

Los Angeles, CA May 21, 2012 — Entering into its fifth year, Hollywood's International Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) announces it will hold its 2012 event at Laemmle’s newest all-digital theater in the heart of North Hollywood’s Arts District. Dedicated to provide a platform for filmmakers worldwide with positive views on life, the Festival will take place August 3-5, 2012, with pre- and post-screening gala parties and an encore screening of the winning films on Thursday, August 9. ...

International Emerging Film Talent Association and the Ethiopian Film Initiative in Cannes at Villa Nocturne

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) and the Ethiopian Film Initiative (EFI) announced today the three filmmakers selected for a week-long visit to Monaco and Cannes for workshops, programs and events happening during the 2012 Cannes film festival this May.  The Ethiopian Ambassador & distinguished guests of  the 2012 Cannes Festival have been welco;e at a charity gala event held at gorgeous Villa Nocturne in Monaco in honour of Ethiopian filmmakers. ...


HorrorQuest Film Festival is currently seeking films for 2012... To submit your film please go to and click on "Submit Your Flick". HorrorQuest accepts all kinds of submission, not just, "Horror". We are a Horror/Genre festival and you may submit any of the following types of films. Horror Fantasy Sci-Fi Thriller Dark Comedy Dark Drama or Animation of any kind. HorrorQuest is 100% free so there is no reason not to submit your film...

Sydney Film Festival 6-17 June 2012 Program Launch

The 59th Sydney Film Festival program was officially launched today by The Hon Barry O’Farrell, MP, Premier of NSW. “It is with great pleasure that I welcome the new Sydney Film Festival Director, Nashen Moodley, to present the 2012 Sydney Film Festival program,” said NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell. “The Sydney Film Festival is a much-loved part of the arts calendar providing film-makers with a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work, as well as providing an injection into the St...


Where Film and Cars Collide…
Where the Engine Meets the Celluloid… Where Hollywood Meets the Motor City…
Just at the intersection of “Le Mans” and “Gone In Sixty Seconds”!
Cars In Film Fest is premiering in sunny Santa Monica with locations including the Santa Monica Pier at the “End of Route 66” and the Third Street Promenade with it’s three theaters containing seventeen screens.  Both the Santa Monica Pier and the Third Street Promenade have a combined average daily foot traffic of over 100,000 people, a welcomed attendance in addition to our scheduled film festival attendees.  Its Red Carpet gala presentations are surrounding the “film famous” sandy Santa Monica Beach, from September 23, 2012, through September 30, 2012, and it is designated to be one of the largest film festivals in the state of California and a nationally recognized filmmaker forum; we are projecting an attendance of 24,000 in this, our premier year.

Cars In Film Film Festival 2012 was created to celebrate independent film-making by using the motor its “vehicle,” making our California scene, "The Land Of The Car," its backdrop!  Although this is a film festival with full awards and educational symposia programs partnering us with film organizations such as Panavision, we are also partnered with other prestigious entities such as the Petersen Automotive Museum, bringing their membership to our festival and especially our Honoree Gala.  Other automobile attractions such as sponsored vehicles and vintage film cars will have a concourse presence on our promenade; we’re encouraging “Street Teamers” with a new-car “Ride and Drive” and a celebrity car rally, and we are offering a “Supercar” for a charity auction...just to name a few high-end fun events, and a slight variance from the usual film festival appeal.

Cars In Film Film Festival, a non-profit entity, is planning significant fiscal impact by contributing to two important charities annually and bringing jobs and tourism to our locale, while celebrating the Indie Filmmaker and Film.  Knowing that a larger than life populous believes independent film is crucial to our culture and to the future of cinema is inspiring involvement allowing our festival a larger outreach for Industry Relations, Marketing and Sponsorship, Advisory Board and Jury development, Symposia Panelists outreach, Educational outreach, Civic Agency and Film Commission relations, and many more necessary areas of constant development providing and sustaining the best credentialed film festival, making the biggest difference ever to this enormous demographic!
Though its selected screenings, educational symposia and gala awards events our festival's central focus is to discover, honor, and point out a jury's best recommendations as honor recipients in this well accredited and attended festival.  Our participating sponsors and partners ultimately allow Cars In Film Fest to provide these essential resources helping filmmakers create new work, build an audience for their projects, and diversify voices in the film community.  In Short, WE SUPPORT YOU, THE FILMMAKER, AND YOUR FILMS!  We enrich this experience by infusing it with the city color, cuisine, sand and surf of Santa Monica, California.

An exciting aspect of our Awards Program is all films including student films, both feature and short, are included in the entire Awards program meaning students can possibly take home the “coveted” Golden Car Award for the Shorts, Features, Peoples’ Choice and Special Awards Programs as well as the Best Academic Film Award.  We at CIFF feel that by allowing students to participate in the entire program we may discover a fantastic young filmmaker ready for introduction to the film industry!  And, by making this submission feature available to all entries...films deserving accolades could receive several awards as well as “top honors” eligible for over $100,000 in cash and rewards, and also giving added exposure and celebration!
Cars in Film Film Festival is designed to become one of the largest film festivals in the State of California, and a nationally recognized filmmaker forum with the intention of becoming an accredited film festival to which "Oscar" pays attention!  Galas, live entertainment, premier screenings and competitions, along with symposia featuring noted filmmakers, actors, directors, car aficionados and motorsports celebrities are combined to create a dynamic eight-day event beginning in the Summer of 2012!
“What is more “LA” than celebrating Cars In Film...and film?  After all, we couldn’t really call it "LA Film Fest," could we..?  Oh and… bring your Surfboard!”

SYLWIA JUSZCZAK awarded Best Actress at the First Imphal International short Film Festival

The first edition of Imphal International Short Film Festival (IISFF), held from April 15-18th, 2012, at Rupmahal Theatre concludes with the screening of 15 International films and 29 Regional films. However, 18 short films in Hindi category are not available for public screening due to ban on screening of Hindi films by the Manipur based insurgent groups. The festival that concluded last evening (April 18) ended with “The Bare Foot Leader” from Iran before culminating into the ...

‘The Forlorn’ opened the first Imphal International Short Film Festival

‘The Forlorn’, a psychological thriller directed by Saptaswa Basu opened the first Imphal International Film Festival at the Rupmahal Theatre in Manipur capital Sunday. The festival will continue for four days. ‘The Forlorn’, a Bengali film, features iconic actor from Bengal and Dadasaheb Phalke award winner Soumitra Chatterjee in a lead role. "A total of 61 short films have participated in the film festival. There are a total of 45 short films made by Indian filmmakers a...

Selected Short Films Screened at First Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012

The Imphal Film Festival organising committee formally declared the shortlisted short films to be screened at the First Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012 (April 15-18th, 2012) at Rupmahal Theatre, Imphal, Manipur, starting 2:00 PM.  Filmmakers whose films are not included in the first list must wait for the second list. Congratulations to all those filmmakers whose films have been selected as the official entry at IISFF 2012. SHORTLISTED SHORT FILMS (INDIAN ENTRIES)...

NYIIFVF Los Angeles edition 2012: September 10-17, 2012 calling for entries

New York International Film Festival (NYIFF)           NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR LOS ANGELES, september 10-17, 2012.    Don't Miss the Late Deadline: August 6th, 2012.   Dubbed by The Wall Street Journal as "THE INDEPENDENT ALTERNATIVE TO THE GRAND NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL," the NYIFF has been a major showcase for independent features, shorts, documentaries, music videos and animation in New York and Los Angeles s...

Feel Good Film Festival Call for Entries - Late Registration through May 15, 2012

Feel Good Film FestivalThe 2012 5th International Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) to be hosted by the Laemmle NoHo 7 Theater in the heart of North Hollywood’s Arts District,  will be held August 3-5, 2012. The Festival is dedicated to providing a platform for filmmakers worldwide with positive views on life and is proud to support the expansion of NoHo’s Arts District by screening at the District’s newest addition of Laemmle’s Theater.  Festival organizers look forward to making this ...


The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with EFM (Berlin) Director



Interview with IFTA Chairman (AFM)



Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director
 dailies live coverage from

> Live from India 
> Live from LA
Beyond Borders
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian

> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin / EFM 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest 
> Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Cannes / Marche du Film 



Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV


> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service